Back to listJan 1, 2007

SGI Associations in Latin America Celebrate the New Year

SGI associations across Latin America held meetings to celebrate the start of the year. On New Year's Day, 1,000 SGI-Brazil (BSGI) representatives living in and around São Paulo, Brazil, gathered at the BSGI Culture Center in São Paulo. In Mexico, SGI members kicked off the New Year at 15 venues; 700 attended meetings at the SGI-Mexico community center. Over 1,000 SGI-Panama members met at their culture center. In Ecuador, new Year's prayers were held at five venues in Quito and other cities. SGI members celebrated the new year in other Latin American countries such as the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Chile, Honduras, and Guatemala.
SGI-Honduras members
SGI-Guatemla members

SGI-Ecuador members
SGI-Panama members

SGI-Colombia members

[Adapted from an article in the January 11, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]